sore throat

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sore throat (countable and uncountable, plural sore throats)

  1. (countable) Any inflammation of the pharynx that causes soreness.
  2. (pathology, uncountable) The same, as a common symptom for many viral and bacterial infections.
    • 1846, C. H. J. Routh, “Hospital reports”, The London Lancet, volume IV, page 78: 
      Complains of a bad taste in his mouth ; there is some sore throat and difficulty of deglutition ; appetite very bad ; not very thirsty [] .
    • 1879, Prosser James, Sore throat, its nature, varieties, and treatment', page 135:
      Some sore throat is a common symptom also in erysipelas of the scalp.
    • 2010, Kate Valery, “Prayer at the Bus Stop”, in Love Triangle: Anthology of Poetry and Short Stories, page 12:
      I have a bit of sore throat.

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